Please join us this coming May as the CSPG, CSEG and CWLS come together to host Optimizing Resources, a convention that will bring together over 4,000 earth science professionals from North America and around the world. This event will provide a valuable networking and learning experience for all delegates, with three full days of technical talks, an exhibit Aoor displaying the latest industry developments, special events throughout the week and more. This convention is the ultimate opportunity to reinforce and increase your company's brand and visibility with conference delegates and exhibit attendees.
This package contains information on the many sponsorship opportunities available to your company at this exciting convention; take a look and find out what you can do to shine a spotlight on your company this March.
Who Attends the Conference?
Sponsorship & Advertising Rewards
- Corporate description in Convention Delegate Handbook & mobile app (commitment due by January 20th)
- Logo on the convention website, with hyperlink to your company's website
- Company name and/or logo displayed on sponsorship signage (as applicable)
- Signage at specific sponsored events (as applicable)
- First right of refusal on same sponsorship opportunity for GeoConvention 2018
There are seven different levels of sponsorship available for GeoConvention 2017, and the following pages detail the numerous opportunities available. Choose to sponsor one aspect of the convention on multiple events, and your company's recognition level will be determined by the total investment made.
Diamond Level Sponsors: $40,000+
- 10 complimentary delegate registrations
- 10 tickets to the Monday and Tuesday Luncheons (Reserved tables upon request)
- 1 full page, full color ad in the delegate handbook
- 125 x 250 pixel banner ad on convention website
- 10 Tickets to the Monday or Tuesday Networking Events
Titanium Level Sponsors: $25,000+
- 6 complimentary delegate registrations
- 10 tickets to the Monday and Tuesday Luncheon (Reserved tables upon request)
- 1 half page, full color ad in the delegate handbook
- 8 Tickets to the Monday or Tuesday Networking Events
Platinum Level Sponsors: $15,000+
- 3 complimentary delegate registrations
- 5 tickets to the Monday or Tuesday Luncheons
- 6 Tickets to the Monday or Tuesday Networking Events
Gold Level Sponsors: $10,000+
- 2 complimentary delegate registrations
- 2 tickets to the Monday or Tuesday Luncheons
- 6 Tickets to the Monday or Tuesday Networking Events
Silver Level Sponsors: $5,000+
- 1 complimentary delegate registration
- 4 Tickets to the Monday or Tuesday Networking Events
Bronze Level Sponsors: $2,000+
2 Tickets to the Monday or Tuesday Networking Events
Patron Level Sponsors: $1,000+
General Sponsorship Opportunities
Click on each heading for more information.
Registration Sponsor – $25,000 (exclusive)
Your company logo will appear on the delegate badge lanyards (approximately 4,000), on the registration booth, the delegate registration form, and on applicable registration materials and signage.
Convention Mobile App – $10,000 (NOT exclusive)
Receive valuable exposure through this exciting opportunity. Your brand will be prominently featured in exclusive locations and top-of-mind as people enter and navigate the app. The app will be a vital tool for accessing sessions listings, exhibit Aoor maps, company listings, important updates and so much more.
Convention Website and Email Updates – $15,000 (exclusive)
Your company logo (with company website hyperlink) will appear on the convention website, as well as on all email updates. Email updates are sent out monthly from November - May and reach approximately 4,500 Geoscience Professionals. The website provides a vehicle for you to increase your visibility to delegates, exhibitors and sponsors as they gather information on the convention including the technical program, exhibit Aoor and special events.
Delegate Padfolio – $15,000 (exclusive)
Your company logo will appear prominently on the front of approximately 4,000 delegate padfolios. Distributed to each registered delegate, this is a great way to build brand recognition.
Internet Cafe – $5,000 (exclusive)
Featuring four internet kiosks, the Internet Cafe is a draw for many delegates. Your company will be recognized with signage in the cafe, your company's website will be the homepage for all four computers and your company logo will appear as the background.
General Convention Sponsorship – all contributions accepted
Your contribution supports the overall success of the convention, and will be applied to offset general convention expenses.
WiFi Sponsorship – $5,000
Sponsoring WiFi connection at the Convention Centre will put your company name font and center as you can set the passcode and delegates who are connecting will be directed to your website. WiFi access will be handy to all those working in between sessions or looking to connect to our mobile app without using their data plans!
Charging Station Sponsorship – $2,500
Your company has the opportunity to sponsor charging stations that will be equipped with the latest connections so delegates can access a quick charge on the go! Your sponsorship will include signage at the charging station and be mentioned in the delegate handbook, website and mobile app.
Special Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Monday Luncheon – $10,000 (2 available)
Your company's sponsorship of this keystone event includes 1 reserved table for 10 guests and your company logo will appear on all applicable signage. You will also have the opportunity to provide table drops for the event and the opportunity to introduce or thank the guest speaker.
Monday Night Social Event – $5,000 (4 available)
The first social event of the week starts on the exhibit Aoor. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served and you will receive 10 drink tickets to distribute as you wish. Recognition also includes event signage and applicable event materials (TBD by company and convention).
Tuesday Luncheon – $10,000 (2 available)
Your company's sponsorship of this popular event includes 1 reserved table for 10 guests and your company logo will appear on all applicable signage. You will also have the opportunity to provide table drops for the event and the opportunity to introduce or thank the guest speaker.
Tuesday Night Networking Event – $5,000 (4 available)
The networking opportunities are an important part of the convention and are an important part of our industry. Tuesday evening will become the place to network with clients old and new, grab a drink or a light snack and enter to win some great door prizes. Your company will be recognized with signage at the event and you will receive l0 drink tickets to hand out to delegates or clients.
Wednesday Student Luncheon – $10,000 (2 available)
Today's students are the future of the industry. Take this opportunity to speak with them about the industry and your company's vision for the future. You will have the opportunity to provide a speaker for this event as well as a collateral item for the student attendees. Your company will also receive 5 tickets with a reserved table. Recognition also includes signage and applicable event materials.
Coffee Breaks – $2,500 (6 available)
Provide morning or afternoon refreshments over the three days of the Convention for the 4,000+ delegates expected to attend. Positioned throughout the Convention Centre, your company will be recognized with signage at the specified coffee break (Morning or Afternoon, Monday through Wednesday).
Power up Breakfast – $5,000 (3 available)
Make sure the delegates start the day with a great cup of coffee and a continental breakfast! Monday through Wednesday, the Convention starts with breakfast on the Exhibit Floor, your contribution will be recognized through signage at all breakfast stations and in the delegate handbook.
Technical Program Sponsorship Opportunities
Technical Sessions – $15,000 (block of 10) or $2,000 each (8 available)
Your company logo will appear beside the sponsored session information in the delegate book, and your company will be acknowledged on applicable signage Your company con provide a PowerPoint slide that will run before and after each presentation within your sponsored session.
Poster Sessions – $5,000 (5 available)
Comprising a large part of the 2017 Technical Program, the posters will be located throughout the Convention Centre and will be on display Monday - Wednesday. Your company's logo will appear on applicable signage and in the delegate handbook.
On-Site Convention Centre Room Rental – $2,000 (per day)
Host your clients in the thick of the Convention activity with a private room capable of hosting over 80 people in a theatre setting, but customizable to fit your needs.
Early Badge Pickup – $2,000 (in-kind)
Gain additional exposure before the event by hosting the early badge pickup in your office boardroom. Calgary downtown locations only, requires internet access, power and about 18 feet total of table space.
Convention Pocket Guide – $10,000 (exclusive)
Replacing the Technical Program Schedule, the Convention Pocket Guide will contain an at-a-glance schedule of the technical program and important convention and special events information. This pocket guide will be delivered to Reservoir, Recorder and InSight subscribers prior to the convention and will also be distributed at the convention. With a distribution of over 10,000 prior to and during the convention, this is a great opportunity to grab the attention of delegates. You will have the opportunity to place an advertisement on the back panel of the pocket guide and your logo will also appear on the front. Ad size is approximately 2 inches wide by 3 inches tall.
Speakers Breakfast and Speaker Ready Room – $2,500 (exclusive)
Increase your brand recognition by directly marketing to over 300 speakers during the convention. Your company logo will be displayed on directional signage to the breakfast and speaker ready room. Your logo will also be printed on napkins for use during the three speaker's breakfasts and you will have the opportunity to provide a table drop or collateral item for the breakfasts.
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities
University Student Attendance Assistance – $5,000 (Unlimited)
This opportunity allows us to provide deeply discounted rates to students so they may attend the convention. You will be recognized in the delegate handbook, at the Wednesday Student Lunch and through logo recognition on all University Student badges.
Challenge Bowl – $5,000 (2 available)
Watch university students compete head to head in this fast-paced Reach-for-the-Top style competition. Where the future of the industry gets their start! Your company will be recognized with signage at the event and all event listings.
Hotel Room Drops $1,500 (for paper drops) (max 3) $3,500 (for item drops) (max 3)
Advertise your presence at GeoConvention to the delegates who will be staying locally thorough room drops that will be placed under the doors of every individual registered through the GeoConvention. Item placement is also available!
Speaker Gift Sponsor – $3,000 (Exclusive)
In addition to traditional recognition on the website, Mobile App and Delegate Handbook, be prominently recognized on the speaker gifts, given to each one of our oral presenters, as a supporter of GeoConvention.
Advertising Panels – $2,500 (4 available)
Advertising panels will be available throughout the exhibit floor and other areas around the convention centre. These panels offer additional brand and product exposure as delegates make their way around the convention centre.
Door Decals – $7,500 (exclusive)
Grab the attention of the delegates as they walk into the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre with decals on each door, a great way to increase your visibility and capture the attention of attendees.
Floor Decals – $7,500 (exclusive)
Make your presence known to delegates as they walk through the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre with decals directing delegates to the exhibit floor and technical sessions, also a great way to direct traffic to your booth.
Window Decals – $7,500 (4 available)
We will work wit you to design the best layout for your budget. Many window placement opportunities are available.
Delegate Pen – $5,000 (exclusive)
Provide each of the delegates attending this years' convention with a pen branded with your company logo.
Padfolio Insert – $5,000 (exclusive)
Your company has the opportunity to place an exclusive one page insert into each delegate padfolio distributed at check-in.
Swag Bag –$5,000 (2 available)
Your company logo will be featured on one side of the swag bag available to delegates, also includes the opportunity to provide a one page insert.
Swag Bag Insert – $2,500 (2 available)
Your company has the opportunity to place a one-page insert into each swag bag available at check-in.
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Escalators – $15,000 (2 available)
Your company's logo/name will appear on either the up or down escalators that are used by the convention delegates numerous times each day. Increase your company's brand visibility in a truly unique way!
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Conference at a Glance
Exhibit Hall – May 15 – 17
Conference – May 15 – 17
Core Conference – May 18 – 19
Core Meltdown – May 19
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
North and South Buildings
120 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta